Iberis

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Iberis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/iberis/). Accessed 2020-07-07.

Family

  • Cruciferae

Glossary

family
A group of genera more closely related to each other than to genera in other families. Names of families are identified by the suffix ‘-aceae’ (e.g. Myrtaceae) with a few traditional exceptions (e.g. Leguminosae).
inflorescence
Flower-bearing part of a plant; arrangement of flowers on the floral axis.
raceme
Unbranched inflorescence with flowers produced laterally usually with a pedicel. racemose In form of raceme.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Iberis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/iberis/). Accessed 2020-07-07.

The majority of the species in this well-known genus are herbaceous, often annuals, but the following species are perennial and sufficiently woody to claim notice here. The most characteristic features of the genus are, firstly, the inflorescence, which is a flattish raceme often elongated by the time the seed is formed, and, secondly, the petals; of these there are (as always in this Family) four to each flower, the two outermost of which are distinctly larger than the two inner ones, especially on the flowers at the edge of the inflorescence. They like a sunny position, a well-drained soil, and are easily propagated by late summer cuttings.

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